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By DICK KELSEY, United Press International   |   Aug. 2, 2002 at 3:00 AM
'ED' COSTAR BUSTED FOR SMOKING CRACK

Police say actor Josh Randall, a costar on the primetime series "Ed," was busted for smoking crack with a homeless man in Brooklyn Wednesday night.

The New York Daily News says Randall, who plays Tom Cavanagh's best friend, Dr. Mike Burton, in the NBC series, was arrested after an undercover narcotics agent caught him and the other man smoking crack.

Both were charged with misdemeanor counts of possession of a controlled substance. A conviction could land the 30-year-old in jail for up to a year.


REGIS RETIRING?

TV fixture Regis Philbin says he's "thinking about" retiring.

While chatting with Kelly Ripa during Wednesday's "Live With Regis & Kelly," Philbin cited study findings of widespread uncertainty among people about their retirement.

"One in three people suffer from retirement anxiety ... well, I do (and) I've been thinking about it," Philbin said, adding he wouldn't know what do by 9 a.m. if he retired.

The remarks come as the 71-year-old Philbin re-negotiates his contract with ABC.


SHARON SENDS OZZY BACK TO ROAD

Heavy metal icon Ozzy Osbourne had such a rough time watching wife Sharon's first chemotherapy session she has sent him back to touring as headliner of OzzFest.

Last week Ozzy began what he thought would be a three-week break from the road trip so he could be with Sharon for her initial round of chemo.

A message on his Web site, however, says he nearly passed out during the session and was taken into a recovery room.

Realizing Ozzy would be better off on the road, Sharon told him to re-join OzzFest in time for the performance in Clarkson, Mich., next Wednesday.

Sharon Osbourne underwent colon cancer surgery early last month. Later doctors found the cancer had spread beyond her colon and scheduled chemotherapy that started Monday.


KELLY OSBOURNE MAY BE UP FOR FILM ROLE

Kelly Osbourne, the teenaged daughter of Ozzy and Sharon, may take her music/TV career to the big screen.

Variety reports the 17-year-old Osbourne daughter is in talks to play a supporting role in a remake of the 1976 flick, "Freaky Friday."

The movie, which originally starred Jodie Foster and Barbara Harris, is about a woman and her daughter who argue most of the time -- only to wake up one day with switched identities.

Osbourne would play the lead character's best friend and contribute at least one song, Variety said.

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